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Provisional Indiana (1983: Doomsday)

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Type Military Alliance, Economic Alliance
Legal status Active
Purpose/focus Defense, Economic
Headquarters Lafayette, Wabash
Membership Terre Haute, Wabash, Muncie, Wayne Townships, Richmond
Official languages English

Provisional Indiana is the claimed successor state of the State Of Indiana, its headquarters is located at the city of Lafayette. It is located in the central part of the state. Its current status is an Alliance between different city-states in the norther portion of Indiana set to defend each other from warlords and simple day to day survival.



Like the rest of the USA, Indiana was taken completely by surprise by the incoming attacks, leading to the destruction to much of the state's population. A list of cities hit are listed below.

  • Indianapolis, three air bursts, destroying most of the cities population.
  • Fort Wayne, small air burst hits downtown.
  • Newport, small thermal air blast to destroy the stockpile of VX and RDX.
  • Gary, Chicago metro destroyed.
  • Michigan City, destroyed by a large air burst.

Philip Sharp's Escape

Like most Sundays while Congress was in session, politicians of all stripes were either at home or visiting friends locally on September 25, 1983. Such had been the case with Indiana's Philip Sharp, recently elected to the newly formed 2nd district. He had been elected to the former 10th district, but the 1980 census had changed that. A Democrat, he had survived the sea change that had propelled Ronald Reagan to office. The midterm elections of 1982, with the new districts, had assured him a job for at least the next two years. That is, until the missiles were launched toward the Washington, DC, area.

Sharp had been in Hagerstown, Maryland that evening, and had received a call from a panicked aid who lived near the capital. Moments later, the hotels lights had gone out and everyone had begun to scream and wail at the news that the missiles had been fired. He wasted no time. Grabbing his overnight bag, he headed to his personal vehicle. He said a quick prayer of thanks that it had not been deep in a parking garage. Not realizing the EMP had been what had knocked out the power, he was unaware of the advantage that his vintage 1968 Mustang carried. His family had kidded him when he had bought it, But its ignition had no electronics - just a straight switch. The eight track tape player, though, was hopeless. But it was not music he needed, but news. That, too, was not to be, for the radio's transistors had fused to the circuit board.

Within the hour, though, he had made his way to the Greenbrier Resort, hoping to find many of his colleagues there as had been set down in the emergency procedures manual. A handful of junior members of both houses had made it, as had the vice president and the leaders and whips of both parties. It looked like the facilities might last for several months with no problem. Vice president Bush and the other leadership had constant contact with President Reagan via a buried fiber optics network that had been impervious to the EMPs. Near the end of April, 1984, it had become obvious to most at Greenbrier and at the Mt. Weather bunker (where President Reagan and his top adviser James Baker were stationed) that the nation could not be run from underground hideouts. The government, it had been decided, would be moving to Australia.Sharp and some of the other younger congressman were aghast, and when offered a spot on the waiting plane, refused, choosing instead to make their way back to their home states.


After Doomsday, Sharp would play a major part in Indiana state politics. With the bombings of major cities and air bases in the center of the state, Indiana had become literally divided down the middle.

However, the first politician to shine was Mayor Sheila Klinker of Lafayette. She was able to keep the order by taking command of the city's National Guard units as the default commander in chief until the capital could be contacted. Emergency signals had been sent to nearby cities until the units from Richmond and the area joined those of Lafayette. Officials of the Federal Communications Commission stationed in the city were able to find a sub-contractor to repair citizen band radios (the founders of Wabash National Electronics having only just been licensed earlier in the year). By spring of 1984, Colonial Alexander Bennett, a loyal guardsmen of Fort Wayne, had taken command of the units throughout the northern parts of the state. Using the CB radios a communication network was in place by July, he was based in Huntington.

That very month, the residents of Terre Haute, thought destroyed in a nuclear blast, made contact with Lafayette. The explosion that had been seen from afar had been at the Newport Chemical Depot, set afire by the thermal blast of a low yield nuclear detonation above a military base about ten miles north of Terre Haute. As Terre Haute was filling up with refugees from harder hit cities, volunteers had worked for weeks to contain the chemical fires. Roads out of town had been destroyed, but communications had finally been established.

Indiana's city-states had made contact with Superior and learned about the nation and the outside world.. With the scouts leaveing, Indiana had seen how Michigan had become united and became a more productive nation. Mayor Sheila Klinker and with the help of General Alexander Bennett, leaders of Wabash and Wayne Townships to form a Alliance with Terre Haute, Muncie and Richmond . All leaders agreed on 2000 to sign the Indiana Alliance Act. The Alliance members agreed on a set of laws and military defence and economic standards set for the Alliance to stand by and work together on.
  • Indiana : Early city states. 1984
  • Indiana cities begin to expand to nearby towns.
  • Small towns being annexed 1988.
  • Expansion between the cities no contact: 1989
  • Expansion on Wabash/Terre and Lafayette meet: 1991
  • Wayne and Lafayette meet :Radio communications set
  • All city states in communication 1995
  • Provisional Indiana formed 2000: Expansion done

Philip Sharp's Return

The trip had not been easy, even though the US government had provided fuel efficient vehicles with large gasoline tanks and refurbished electronics. There was absolutely no guarantee that there would be any gasoline when and if the cars ran out of fuel. The maps had been marked as best as the vice president's staff could figure based on the flyovers that their small military helicopters had been able to determine. The eastern states were reachable, with luck, but the past the Mississippi was probably a pipe dream. Sharp was only two states away, less than five hundred miles to his home town. Driving nonstop, for almost fifteen hours over back roads with abandoned cars every few miles, Sharp made it to Shelbyville, Indiana, which had become a regional capital. The local authorities, supported by local units of the Indiana's National Guard, apprehended him and held him for questioning. He gladly accepted their offer for shelter and a meal in a local jail.

Once he had established who he was, he began to inquire as to who was in charge. He had hoped that the capital, or at least some of the government there, had survived. But the news that the mayor of Lafayette had become the de facto leader surprised him. In the weeks following that, he began a tour of the surviving towns and villages of the state he had been sent to represent eight years previously. He had not "been home" for long since leaving over twenty years earlier to finish his schooling at Georgetown University and Oxford. He hoped, though, that he could put his doctoral work, and years of service in Washington, to work in what was now like one of the struggling nations of postwar Europe which he had visited in the seventies. As he saw the new republic taking shape, he was not satisfied with the direction into which the Klinker administration was leading it, so, in 2000. Shap became the elected leader of Lafayette/Wasbash and the secretary of the alliance.


Located in the northern part of the former US state Indiana, is mostly flat. The landscape is roaming corn fields. The largest river is The Wabash.

The till plains make up the central allotment of Indiana. Much of its appearance is a result of elements left behind by glaciers. The area includes some low hills and the soil is composed of glacial sands, gravel and clay, which results to exceptional farmland in central Indiana. The unglaciated segment of the nation carries a different and off-balance surface, characterized in places by profound valleys and expeditious streams.


Indiana is part of the Corn Belt and thus its mostly a rural type of living and farming is the largest occupation. Soybeans and Corn are grown the most. Factories in Lafayette are beginning to grow, but slowly. Some of the largest companies are the local Bank One and government run Indiana Corn which helps the local farmers with the production of corn. Indiana has a long trading line with the Kentucky state of Southern Indiana with oil.


Though the state is known for bio-fuel, it is rarely used due to farmers using crops for food and to feed livestock. Wind is a largest power source with wind farms all over the state. Though mostly found in the Lafayette area, Union City and the city of Hoosier also have wind farms in operation.


Indiana Day

Indiana Day is December 11, the day that the state of Indiana joined the Union.


Sports in Indiana is a major part of Hoosier life. Basketball is a Hoosier tradition, Purdue is most popular in the area, with some IU fans too.Indiana has extensive history in auto racing, as well that Indiana has a rich basketball heritage that reaches back to the formative years of the sport itself. Although James Naismith developed basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891, Indiana is where high school basketball was born. In 1925, Naismith visited an Indiana basketball state finals game along with 15,000 screaming fans and later wrote "Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport."


Education is low in the rural areas of Indiana, but Purdue University has begun programs in all the major cities of Indiana. At the end of every year, children all over the nation take the ISTEP, it shows how much a child had progressed in his or her studies.

Indiana's 1816 constitution was the first in the country to implement a state-funded public school system. It also allotted one township for a public university. However, the plan turned out to be far too idealistic for a pioneer society, as tax money was not accessible for its organization. In the 1840s, Caleb Mills pressed the need for tax-supported schools, and in 1851 his advice was included in the new state constitution. Although the growth of the public school system was held up by legal entanglements, many public elementary schools were in use by 1870. Most children in Indiana attend public schools, but nearly 10% attend private schools and parochial schools. About one-half of all college students in Indiana are enrolled in state-supported four-year schools. The largest institution is Indiana University, which was endorsed as Indiana Seminary in 1820. Indiana State University was established as the state's Normal School in 1865; Purdue University was chartered as a land-grant college in 1869.



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Member states of the Alliance send representatives to Lafayette to point out they're needs and issues so that other members can work to fix problems with the other communities. While the map has been split up to several city-states, each county sends they're own representative.


Most small convicted criminals are put into a stable environment with other small convicted criminals, knowing not to harm or damage the life of other inmates. While most crimes for murder are carried out by a heavy sentence of death. Indiana has a large number of jails, which are in operation are at low keep due to fear of the strict laws and the horrible conditions of the Heavy convict jails.


The military is divided up between the few city-states as small militias to defend themselves from attacks from warlords and gangs outside the still building Provisional Indiana. The Indiana National Guard still holds its name in most of the city-states and works closely with each other to provide for the alliance.

International Relations

Indiana has held a respected name in the international community and with regional neighbors. Indiana first meet Kentucky in 2006, Kentucky having communications throughout the state and occasional contact with Canada and Australia.

Indiana has a large influence with southern Indiana, Kentucky has allowed open borders between Indiana and the states of Bloomington, Southern Indiana and Evansville. Large percentages of different city-states call themselves 'Hoosiers'. Southern Indiana and Indiana have also college's working with both nations, Purdue and Indiana University. While Indiana has good ties with the Dixie Alliance and United Communities. Indiana has a great relationship with Kentucky.

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